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God does not ask your
ability, or your inability.
He asks only your availability.

Mary Kay Ash

Communication with God--prayer--is a two-way conversation.  It is not just the voicing of praise and petitions, but often communion.  Sitting in silence with God, listening for whatever He may want to say.  Simply enjoy the fact that He is, and you are, and you have a relationship with Him.  These special moments with God are when His fresh breezes can enter your heart and refresh you.

Unattributed

      

As a countenance is made beautiful by the soul's shining through it, so the world is made beautiful by the shining through it of God.

Johann Georg Jacobi

  
We are close to God when we are close to people.  If we think of God as something in favor of the betterment of human beings, and if we act in a way that brings about that betterment--if we do not cling to riches, selfishness, or greed--then I believe we are getting closer to God.

Daniel Ortega
 
 
Were there no God we would be in this glorious world with grateful hearts and no one to thank.

Christina Rossetti
   

How can you expect God to speak in that gentle and inward voice which melts the soul, when you are making so much noise with your rapid reflections?  Be silent and God will speak again.

Francois Fenelon

   

Have unlimited vision under God.  Have enthusiasm and faith in what
God can do.  Without this vision you will become discouraged with
the situation at hand; with it you will know that with God all things
are possible.  Beginning with things as they are and having the
vision of what God can do, you will make an unbeatable team.

Henrietta Mears

   

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That has been my personal relationship with God--a connection
with the powerful, loving, wise energy in all of us, in all
creation.  It is the life force itself.  We can all have contact
with it each moment in our lives, but it takes commitment
and practice.  We must be willing to move through all
our deepest fears, doubts, and misunderstandings.

Shakti Gawain

  

There is no need to invent an ego that is separate from the
divine if our basic human nature is trusted.  If we trust ourselves,
we know how to avoid interfering with nature and how to live in
harmony.  When we know God as an unseen, loving, and
accepting power at the heart of everything, allowing us to
make our own choices, then God is a trusted part of our nature.

Wayne Dyer

  

We need not wings to go in search of Him, but have only to find a place
where we can be alone--and look upon Him present within us.

Teresa of Avila

 

The surest way to determine whether one possesses the love of God is
to see whether he or she loves his or her neighbor.  These two loves
are never separated.  Rest assured, the more you progress in love
of neighbor the more your love of God will increase.

Teresa of Avila

  

Some people want to see God with their eyes as they see a cow,
and to love Him as they love their cow—for the milk and cheese
and profit it brings them.  This is how it is with people who love God
for the sake of outward wealth or inward comfort.

Meister Eckhart

 

Get into the habit of dealing with God about everything.  Unless in the
first waking moment of the day you learn to fling the door wide back
and let God in, you will work on a wrong level all day; but swing the
door wide open and pray to your Father in secret, and every
public thing will be stamped with the presence of God.

Oswald Chambers

   
 

It is good and true to think that every ray of the sun touching the earth
has the sun at the other end of it.  Just so, every bit of love
upon God’s earth has God at the other end of it.

Mark Guy Pearse

  

The belief that a personal life exists apart from God creates experience
disconnected from God.  This is painful and frustrating.  Our spiritual
work is to break down the illusion that we have a life here and
that a life of God is somewhere else.

Michael Beckwith

  

Science cannot answer the deepest questions.  As soon as you ask why
there is something instead of nothing, you have gone beyond science.
I find it quite improbable that such order came out of chaos.  There has
to be some organizing principle.  God to me is the explanation for the
miracle of existence–why there is something instead of nothing.

Allan R. Sandage (Cosmologist)

 

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If there is a beginning point in spiritual development, it is the choice
one makes to become useful to God and, therefore, to others.  I have a right
to make this choice because I begin with the assumption that having been
made by God, I am alive for a purpose.

Gail MacDonald

  

Remember that God’s love for you is absolutely steadfast, and
unlike humans, he does not give or take away his love based on
your performance or your qualifications.  It will not take God by
surprise when you discover an area in your life that is less than
what it should be.  He knows it already, and even knowing all
there is to know about you, his love and concern
for you have not budged one inch.


Mary Whelchel

   

We mustn't reserve communing with God just for morning and evening prayers,
or for weekly worship service, or for when we feel burdened. The goal is to realize
that every moment is a meditation. Allow yourself to marvel at the wonder of God's work
all around us. Throughout your day, let the sun, a tree, a piece of fruit remind you
that everything you could ever want has been provided and can be found right here
on earth. While changing the baby's diaper, give thanks for the miracle of creation
you hold in your hands. . . . The moment you begin to consider God first
in everything you do, the world around you softens and your life becomes easier
You'll feel healthier, happier and at peace with yourself.

Susan L. Taylor

  

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There is a place for analysis, but it is apt to be quite fatal in prayer
and meditation.  Do not dissect the love of God, but feel it.  Do not
dissect divine intelligence, but realize it.  Do not wonder how God
can possibly solve this problem, but just watch Him do it in His
own way—and He will if you will give Him a chance.  You know that
God is Love.  So go ahead on that, and do not get theoretical about it.

Emmet Fox
  

A personal relationship with God enhances life.  First, it enables us to accept
our limitations without being frustrated by them.  It assures us that
problems we can't solve are not necessarily insoluble.  Second, when
we need it, God offers us a sense of forgiveness, a sense of cleansing
from our incompleteness. . . .  Last and perhaps most important,
a personal relationship with God redeems us from the fear of death.
We needn't be afraid that all our good deeds will vanish when we die.

Harold Kushner

   

If you find it difficult to love the human in someone, then love the divine
in him or her.  The divine in that person is God.  God exists in that person
just as God exists in you.  To love God is extremely easy because God is
divine and perfect.  Each time you look at an individual, if you can consciously
become aware of God’s existence in him or her, then you will
not be disturbed by his or her imperfections or limitations.

Sri Chinmoy

  

God does not dispense strength and encouragement like a druggist
fills your prescription.  The Lord doesn't promise to give us something
to take so we can handle our weary moments.  He promises us Himself.
That is all.  And that is enough.


Charles Swindoll

  

My relationship with God developed at an early age.  I was raised on a remote little ranch,
where I had for company and for the fullness of my life three other humans and an enormous
amount of animals and land and sky and wind.  As a child, my experience of God included
everything—a love of the whole beauty around me.  And the country was so beautiful:
mountains that ended in aspen groves and streams, thick with wild animals and game
of all kinds.  One time I said to my mother, “You know, I think heaven is just like this,
only the animals would speak to us; they wouldn’t be afraid of us.”

Brooke Medicine Eagle

   
   







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God has no office hours.  There is never a time of day when God is
unavailable.  Day or night, summer or winter, God is always present—
always ready to heal, to comfort, to inspire.  It is not possible that
you could turn to God in prayer without receiving help.  It is not
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any difficulty.  The one thing that is required is that you shall turn
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God is the sunshine that warms us, the rain that melts the frost and
waters the young plants.  The presence of God is a climate of
strong and bracing love, always there.

Joan Arnold

  
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May Sarton
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